Empowering Resilient Communities

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


Following earlier presentations of the Design of Public Space research group from Delft, Maurice Harteveld participates in the ‘Empowering Resilient Communities’ session organised at the Italian Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, on Friday 12 November, from 2 pm. As part of the international scientific committee of the pavilion, he will reflect on various Italian projects, which will be presented in this session. His review relates to a broader inventory of actions, which are being currently taken in the networks of public space to strengthen community resilience. Rotterdam serves as an exemplar, and as such these actions challenge the design of public space, and with that among others the disciplines of urban design, landscape architecture, and architecture.

The Italian Pavilion has organised the event as an opportunity to present and discuss some of the experiences already included in the research project Mapping Resilient Communities, while providing a platform for knowledge transfer and capacity development, especially in most vulnerable areas, in Italy and beyond, with the participation of UN-Habitat.
Period12 Nov 2021
Event titleResilient Communities | Comunità Resilienti
Event typeConference
LocationVenice, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • public space
  • community resilience
  • community networks
  • community infrastructure
  • community participation
  • community development
  • urban design
  • empowering